Municipal Court

Court Information

Erie Municipal Court is held in the Court Room at the Erie Police Station & Municipal Court Building - located at 1000 Telleen Avenue. Please refer to your summons for the exact date you are to appear.

Municipal Court - COVID-19

The Town of Erie is taking the appropriate measures to ensure the health and well-being of its employees and citizens. To that end, the Erie Municipal Court is open for virtual court. 

As we strive to keep everyone healthy and safe, all Court processes and hearings will take longer than usual. Please be patient and mindful when appearing for court.

The Erie Municipal Court will be holding virtual court until further notice. Please email the Municipal Courts for any questions you may have emc@erieco.gov. Court Staff will need your email address in order to send out the link to virtual court, you may send an email now otherwise you will be contacted by the Court Staff before your court date.

Requirements for Virtual Court

  • Become familiar with Zoom prior to your court date and ensure that your preferred technology is functioning properly. You will need a working microphone and camera. Refer to Zoom’s website at https://support.zoom.us if you need support.
  • When logging in to Zoom, make sure your name in appears as it does on your citation. For example, if your name is Jane Doe, make sure you log in as Jane Doe.
  • Be in a quiet and private space where you will not be distracted or disrupted.   Dress appropriately for a Court appearance.
  • Ensure your preferred technology is stable, fully charged or plugged in, and in a well-lit area.
  • Review the attached advisement form; the Judge will ask if you have read and understand it.
  • Be available and present on video during your virtual court appearance. Do not drive or walk around. The Court will not call your case if you are driving during the Court session.
  • The Court session will be recorded.  Proper court etiquette is expected, including appearing in appropriate clothing. 
  • You must appear at your scheduled time, listed above. You only have a short period of time to sign into the zoom meeting before you are considered by the Court as having failed to appear.

What to expect with virtual court

  • Prior to court, review the above Court Guidelines and attached Advisements.
  • Log in to Zoom using the above Zoom link, Meeting ID and Passcode.
  • Wait for the Court Clerk to check you in and admit you to the Court Room.
  • In the Virtual Courtroom, the Judge will call on you individually to go over your case. If you choose to meet with the Prosecutor on your case after meeting with the Judge, you may request to speak to the Town Prosecutor. The Court Clerk will move you to a Zoom Breakout Room to meet with the Town Prosecutor and when you have finished meeting with the Prosecutor the Court Clerk will move you back to the Courtroom.
  • In the Courtroom, you may enter your plea of Guilty, No Contest or Not Guilty if you choose to go to trial. Your plea will be recorded on your case and your case will be processed.
  • Follow up paperwork and fine information will be sent out to you via email and you will be required to complete necessary paperwork and pay your fine by following the provided link.

Court staff will continue to process cases by phone, mail, email, or other electronic means. Please call or email the Court Clerks to ask questions, resolve your case or request a continuance. You may email the Municipal Court Clerks at EMC@erieco.gov anytime or call  (303) 926-2851. Please be sure your message includes your name, date of birth, telephone number, mailing address, email address and case or citation number, and your current court date. 

Motions, Filings, Court Requests, Proof of Class or Community Service Hours
If you have a motion, filing, court request, proof of completion of a class or community service hours, you need not physically appear if you email the documents to the addresses above or mail to the Court prior to your court date:

Erie Municipal Court
PO Box 510
1000 Telleen
Erie, CO 80516

Payments
If you have a payment due, payment can still be made either online, by phone or by mail as indicated above.

Active Warrant
If you have an active warrant that you are trying to address, please email or call the Court Clerk who will be able to discuss options for your case(s).

Schedule

Trials begin at 1:30 p.m. generally on the 2nd Monday of the month.

Reviews begin at 2:30 p.m. generally on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

Arraignment Times

  • Traffic Court - 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. generally on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
  • Criminal Cases - 9:00 a.m. generally on the 2nd Monday of the month.
  • If Interpreter Needed- 11:00 a.m. generally on the 2nd Monday of the month.